Historical Irish American Newspapers Online

For these of you who’ve a wee little bit of Irish (or extra) in your loved ones tree, there are a number of Irish-American newspapers which were printed over the past 200 or so years which will show you how to discover some data and tales about your Irish ancestors.

Check out these websites and search away! Included are some magazines and journals in addition to newspapers. It isn’t an enormous listing however is perhaps value your time.

Listed are solely these which might be obtainable on-line. As at all times, there are tons extra obtainable through microfilm and within the authentic kind through libraries and archives.

Please word that some are free and a few require a subscription or a login from a college (or native) library. Some are listed, and a few usually are not.

(Up to date November 2021; lately added hyperlinks are in BOLD)

Free Collections:






New York

Pennsylvania (from Villanova College)

Library Entry Solely:

Boston College

Readex/NewsBank Titles

  • The Shamrock
  • Hibernian Chronicle 
  • The Western Star and Harp of Erin 
  • United States Catholic Miscellany 
  • The Exile 
  • Gaelic American
  • Irish American Weekly
  • Irish Citizen
  • Irish Nation

Subscription Websites:

Family tree Financial institution

Villanova College has a Library Guide that’s fairly helpful for Irish-American and Irish newspapers 

Different universities, such because the College of Wisconsin, Penn State College, and Penn even have newspaper collections that may be accessed if one has group entry by means of the college. You may examine along with your nearest main college library to see what they’ve of their assortment or have quick access to. And your native library may need a Readex/NewsBank subscription as nicely.

And at last, in case you are fascinated about historic newspapers from Eire (not America or Canada) you can even entry The Irish Newspaper Archives, which is a subscription web site. And Richard Heaton’s Index to Digitised British and Irish Newspapers Online is an effective listing of hyperlinks to historic newspapers printed in Eire.

Good Luck and Joyful Searching!